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CRYOGENICALLY COOLED CONTROLLED SWITCH FOR SPACE POWER CONDITIONING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15640
Amount: $68,295.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1991
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
10400 Connecticut Avenue Suit E 404
Kensington, MD 20895
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William D Jackson
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 946-1586
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Abstract

A SOLID STATE SWITCH FOR OPERATION AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURE IS BEING DEVELOPED THAT WILL PROVIDE MULTI-MEGAWATT POWER CONDITIONING IN THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING FIELD OF LOW TEMPERATURE ELECTRONICS. SINCE EXISTING CONTROLLED SWITCHES ARE NOT DIRECTLY SUITABLE FOR CRYOGENIC OPERATION, ONLY A FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH CAN DEVELOP STRUCTURES CAPABLE OF LOW LOSS AND RELIABLE OPERATION IN THE TEMPERATURE RANGE BELOW 80K. IN PHASE I, THE KEY PARAMETERS ARE BEING DETERMINED AND A DESIGN BASIS PREPARED FOR THE ACTUAL FABRICATION AND TESTING OF EXPERIMENTAL CONTROLLED SWITCHES IN PHASE II. THIS APPROACH WILL DEVELOP THE DESIGN BASIS REQUIRED AND DEMONSTRATE PROTOTYPE SWITCHING COMPONENTS FOR BOTH MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL SPACE HIGH PERFORMANCE POWER CONDITIONING. IT WILL ALSO BE OF VALUE TO TERRESTRIAL POWER CONDITIONING SYSTEMS WHERE LOW TEMPERATURE OPERATION IS REQUIRED.

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